Romania’s electricity consumption fell in the first four months of 2017 by 3% over the same period in 2016 to 18.57 terawatt hours (TWh), on the reduction of public lighting by city halls, according to data published on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
After the first three months of this year, there was a 0.3% decrease in electricity consumption.
Official statistics show that between January and April, local authorities have saved public lighting and have cut their electricity consumption significantly and the population’s consumption has gone down.
“Final consumption of electricity in this period was 18567.6 million kWh, 3.0% lower than in the corresponding period of 2016, public lighting decreased by 6.9%, and household consumption Decreased by 0.2%,” the INS release states.
Demand for electricity from companies fell 3.8% to a total consumption of 14.19 TWh in the first four months.
Electricity consumption of the population fell by 0.2% to 4.16 TWh in the first four months, and public lighting consumption decreased by 6.9% to 0.21 Twh.
Romania’s electricity exports increased by 9.2% in January-April compared to the first four months of 2016 to 2.81 Twh.